Thursday, May 31

BOOK SALE STARTS TOMORROW

The Ola Library is having their annual Book and Yard Sale Friday, June 1st from noon til 9PM  and Saturday, June 2nd from 8AM-7PM at the Ola Hall All proceeds benefit the Ola Library

2ND ANNUAL FIRE N DICE BUNCO NIGHT

  The Sweet-Montour Ladies Auxiliary invites you to our 2nd Annual Fire N Dice Bunco Night Saturday, June 9th at 5pm   Please join us for dinner, Bunco, and lots of door prizes!  Tickets are $20 per person, which includes dinner, Bunco, and door prize drawings. Just about everyone left with a prize last year, and everyone had a great time! The proceeds will be put towards the interior finish of the new Sweet Station. Dinner Menu: Chicken and Beef Taco Bar or Nacho Bar, Lemonade, and Dessert Lots of Door Prizes for Bunco! Raffle Drawing that night! Fun! Fun! Fun! Location: New Sweet Station - 6922 Sweet-Ola Highway, Sweet Buy your Dinner/Bunco tickets today before they sell out! Tickets will be sold at the door if they are available. Contact Heather Jaillett for tickets, 584-3324, hjaillett@yahoo.com, or message me on Facebook. You can also contact Janice Lane, 584-3472, Pat Carlson, 584-3445, or Lois Soito, 584-3238, for tickets.  We will be happy to deliver them to you.   We are also doing a raffle of 3 great prize baskets! RAFFLE Summer Fun Basket - includes a $100 Chevron gas card! Spa Basket - includes a gift certificate to Roystone Hot Springs! BBQ Basket - includes a Coleman Roadtrip Barbeque Grill! Tickets are $1 each/6 for $5 Drawing will be held on June 9th during Bunco. Do not have to be present to win. We thank you for your support!

MORE HUMMINGBIRDS TO BAND...

....Fred, the bird bander, will be at Norma's, Monday, June 4th at 9:00AM. We banded some amazing hummers last week, here's another chance for you to join in on the fun!

THE SAGE CREEK BAND IS BACK!!

The Sage Creek Band will be playing at the Ola Inn on Saturday, June 2 from 6 - 10pm. Come join us for some good old country and bluegrass music.

Wednesday, May 30

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUSS!!



Stop by the Ola Inn Friday night about 6:15-6:30, have a piece of birthday cake and help Russ celebrate his birthday!

Tuesday, May 29

EXCITING OLA ROUGH STRIDERS/RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER


HUMMINGBIRD COUNT FOR MONDAY

Hybrid male
Total banded 137
2 hybrid males. Calliope x Black-chinned
2 Black- chinned males
133 Calliopes
 81 males
 52 females
We had 19 returns :
1 female Black-chinned from 08
Calliopes:
3-08
7-10
8-11

Monday, May 28

MEMORIAL DAY HUMMINGBIRD BANDING

Wanda

Fred with two young observers.

Nice group of people interested in the banding process.

Fred showing Wanda the little guy.

Recording the measurements and weight.

Their feeder is put inside this cage.  They fly in to eat and a trap door is released. They are carefully removed to be measured and weighed and banded.  No hummingbirds are harmed during this process!!



Sunday, May 27

SCHOOL MOVING DAY THIS WEDNESDAY


The Ola Elementary needs your help! All items from inside the school need to be moved to the fire hall so that the District can paint and carpet.  The move will be this Wednesday starting at 8AM.  Lunch will be provided.  There are plenty of trailers, flatbeds and pickups lined up, we just need bodies.

OLA LIBRARY BOOK AND YARD SALE

The Ola Library is having their annual Book and Yard Sale

Friday, June 1st from noon til 9PM
 and Saturday, June 2nd from 8AM-7PM
All proceeds benefit the Ola Library

Friday, May 25

Thursday, May 24

OLA HOTEL-PICS AND LETTER

Ola Hotel
DOUBLE CLICK ON PIC TO START SLIDESHOW

Wednesday, May 23

HUMMINGBIRD BANDING

We will be banding hummers on Monday May, 28th (Memorial Day). We usually begin between 8:30a-9:00a and band until we start getting too many repeats. If you come and wish to stay for a buffet lunch, your additions would be appreciated. Should be a good day. Hope you can fit us in to your weekend plans. Fred & Melly Zeillemaker

Tuesday, May 22



MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
OLA CEMETERY
THURSDAY, MAY 24th 10:00AM

MONDAY'S RETIRED TEACHERS LUNCHEON

About 40 people attended Monday's Retired Teachers luncheon.  Most of those that attended were retired teachers and some were there for the lunch and the program. A wonderful lunch was served along with a short teachers meeting and then the program put on by Fred and Melly. After the meeting at the Hall a large group traveled up to Fred and Melly's for some bird watching.  It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time.

Monday, May 21

If you attended the Retired Teachers luncheon at the Ola Hall today, I would love for you to comment. I was unable to attend and would love to hear what you thought about it. Thank you!



LINE DANCING LESSONS
 WEDNESDAY @ 10AM



FIRE TRAINING TOMORROW NIGHT

SPRING CONCERT 2012

 Saturday at the Ola Hall, Gloria's private lesson students put on a beautiful concert.  We enjoyed music from the piano and the guitar.  We also enjoyed the beautiful voice of Marcelena accompanied by her children.  Kate and her dad, Weston played a duet on the piano.  It was so much fun to hear the progress these students made from last year.  The students did an outstanding job as the very proud Mrs. Sutton listened from the front row.  We also had the pleasure of hearing Judie McCaulou, the special guest, play the piano.  She had us tapping our feet ready to get up and dance. Another special treat was hearing Gloria play and beautiful it was. The Spring Concert is such a nice event, I look forward to next year's.  Thank you Gloria and the private lesson students!!




WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN OLA?

21860 Main Ola St Ola, ID 4 Bedrooms 3.00 Bathrooms 1720 sq. ft. MLS #: 98495501 Offered at: $89,000.00 Type: Single Family w/ Acreage   FEATURES   REMARKS     Absolutely Charming turn of the Century Home in Ola, 3 bathrooms / 4 bedrooms plus sun room. Front porch entry , nice sized Dining room , livingroom has a bay window. Master bedroom is on the main level with master bath and clawfoot tubs in all baths. Lots of out buildings, barn with animal shelter and storage upstairs. Cowboy bunk house could use some fixing up. Fully fenced with garden space and corral. 1.57 acres has 2 wells, one is not being used. Sherri Darnell Phone:  (208) 365-8449 Fax:  (208) 365-5022 Toll-Free:  (800) 275-4495 EMAIL  

KATHY STRICKLAND RECIEVES AWARD


Joy, Judy and Wanda attended the Orchid and Onions Awards Banquet Saturday afternoon as Kathy Strickland was presented the Award for "Friend of Preservation". The awards  handed out were for different categories.  It was interesting the people from various parts of the state getting different types of awards for their contribution to their community.  After  lunch the group toured the Masonic Temple on north 10th Street, which was very interesting.  Congratulations, Kathy!!

Payette River Cattlemans Association Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed Saturday, June 2 at 5:00pm at Triangle Inn

HIGHWAY 16 CONSTRUCTION

Idaho 16, SH 44 to Substation Road A road, bridge and guardrail-repair project on a 12.5-mile stretch of Idaho 16 from just north of its junction with Idaho 44 to Emmett’s Substation Road is expected to begin Monday (May 21). The project is expected to finish in late June. This pavement overlay will be divided into a trio of work-zone segments each four miles long. Once work begins in the first ... See More

Sunday, May 20

SOLAR ECLIPLSE TONIGHT!

REMINDER!!!!

The Squaw Butte Retired Educators will be having lunch in Ola on Monday.  Following lunch, provided by the Ola Ladies Club, a scenic drive will end at Zeillemaker's for an outstanding bird watching experience. The luncheon starts at noon.  Salads and/or desserts are needed by the OLC.  The cost of this luncheon is $7.50, but those bringing food the cost is free.  Everyone is welcomed.  If you plan on attending let Gloria know-584-3578.

Saturday, May 19

LOST BRITTANY SPANIEL!!

Lost Brittany Spaniel wearing 2 red collars. It has been seen by the corner of Baldwin Lane. Call 208-250-8306 or 208-459-3754. If you want give me a call-Kim-584-9030 and I can hold it til the owners come pick it up. "Hutch" is his name.

Friday, May 18

NEED SOME OLD TIRES?

Roger and Diana Jachim have approx. 20 old tires to give away.  If  no one can use them they will be taken to JAG.  Take one or take all.  Here are some ideas on what you can do with old tires besides hold down tarps.  If you are in need call at 584-3993.

Tuesday, May 15

SPRING CONCERT

presented to you by
Gloria's private lesson students

Saturday, May 19th at 7:30PM
Ola Community Center

**This is a special event-not Black Tie but your "Sunday" best"**

MONDAY IS THE RETIRED TEACHER'S LUNCHEON

The Squaw Butte Retired Educators will be having lunch in Ola on Monday.  Following lunch, provided by the Ola Ladies Club, a scenic drive will end at Zeillemaker's for an outstanding bird watching experience. The luncheon starts at noon.  Salads and/or desserts are needed by the OLC.  The cost of this luncheon is $7.50, but those bringing food the cost is free.  Everyone is welcomed.  If you plan on attending let Gloria know-584-3578.

Monday, May 14

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY..

...8AM-8PM at the Ola Community Center.

SYRINGA LADIES CLUB LUNCHEON

The Syringa Ladies Club luncheon is this Wednesday at 1:00PM at Judy Peterson's house.  If you would like to attend, there will be a car pool leaving the Hall at 12:15PM.  If you plan on attending, please give Joy a call at 584-3522 so she can let them know.

A FITTING FAREWELL!


Friends and family gathered on a warm, sunny Monday to say good bye to Bill Perkins. Bill found out how much he meant to people at his fundraiser a few months back and he wouldn't be disappointed today. The service included prayer, music, stories, laughter and tears, followed by lots and lots of food. He would be pleased! We're blessed to have known him!

Sunday, May 13

To all of the Mothers
Have A Great Day!!!
‎"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." ~ Washington Irving

Saturday, May 12

IF YOU FIND A ROLL....

....of barbed wire somewhere on High Valley Road, it belongs to Wes @ 584-3890.

INFORMATION ON JOHN LOUDEN

John Louden passed away on Thursday night. His family lives out of state and are here taking care of all the loose ends as much as they can. Anyone interested in sending condolence cards can mail them to his grandchildren: Jim Graves, Tom Graves Margaret Williams 126 14th Ave. San Mateo, CA  94402

Friday, May 11

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Peggy Loree would like to thank everyone for their patience, understanding, thoughts, prayers, cards and phone calls. She also expressed how very fortunate she is to live in such a wonderful community. Thank you!

JOHN LOUDEN-ARTIST-PASSED AWAY

John Louden (the artist who lived between Sweet & Ola) was life-flighted to Boise on Monday night and passed away last night.  He wished to be cremated, so the memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Our condolences to his family.

TOUR OF AN HISTORIC OLA LANDMARK

Saturday from noon to 1:00 Tia will have the old hotel open to the public for anyone that would like to walk through and see what the inside looks like. 

Joy does have a few things to go over regarding upcoming events, so if Ladies Club members could tour at noon she can go over a these items. 

The funeral on Monday is expected to be well attended!  We will be needing large salads and lots of desserts.  Thank you!

Thursday, May 10

RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING THIS SATURDAY

The Ola Rough Striders will be having a meeting this Saturday!  The meeting will be held at the Ola Inn at 10:00AM.  We will be discussing the Machine Gun Shoot on the 9th of June and the Independence Day picnic on the 30th.  Look forward to seeing you!
MONDAY'S LINE DANCING LESSON HAS BEEN CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY.  IT WILL STILL BE AT 10AM AT THE HALL.  SEE YOU WEDNESDAY.

Wednesday, May 9

WILLIAM G. "BILL" PERKINS--03/20/1940-05/08/2012

William G. “Bill” Perkins of Ola, age 72 03/20/1940 - 05/08/2012.
Bill Perkins very best friend and loving husband to Barb, Dad to John (Sheri), Lee (Shannon) Tom (Tamara), Billi (Dennis), Grandpa to Audri, Nikki, Kasi, Justin, Shane, Seth, Tate, Tucker, Tommy and Great Grandpa to Kyler left to go to a better place on May 8, 2012. Bill was born March 20, 1940 at the Triangle in Montour, ID. He was raised in Ola, attending elementary school there and his high school years were spent in Emmett. After graduation in 1958 he worked for Carlock Logging & Sawmill in Ola. In 1961 he joined the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1965. He then worked for Hoff Lumber in Horseshoe Bend and for Boise Cascade after they purchased the mill from Hoff Lumber. He was employed there until the closure of the molding plant in 1986. After leaving Boise Cascade, he followed his dream of farming and ranching. On November 24, 1971, he and Barbara Leisy were married and spent 40 wonderful years together. In addition to farming and ranching, they owned and operated several restaurants consisting of The Riverside in Horseshoe Bend, Billy Barbs in Emmett and the Triangle in Montour.
Bill is survived by his wife, kids, and grandkids as well as his Mom, Annabell Perkins, sisters Jan (Kim) Reed, Sue (Jim) Brockway, brother Ted Perkins, sister-in-law Nadean Perkins, and aunts, nieces and nephews, cousins and many many friends. He was preceded in death by his Mother June Valentine, Dad Lawrence Perkins and his brother Bob Perkins.
Services will be held at the Ola Community Hall with burial to follow at the Ola Cemetery on May 14 at 11:00 In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to the Ola Community Hall. A viewing will be held at Potter Funeral Chapel on May 13 at 3:00 until 7:00 A great person has left us and he will be deeply missed. Good bye Bill, until we all meet again.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BILL PERKINS

Funeral services for Bill Perkins will be Monday, May 14th, at 11AM in the Ola Hall. Graveside service will follow at the Ola Cemetery, followed by a dinner at the Hall.

RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING-SATURDAY 10AM-OLA INN

Postal Service won't close rural post offices, but hours cut - May. 9, 2012

Postal Service won't close rural post offices, but hours cut - May. 9, 2012

BILL PERKINS FUNERAL WILL BE MONDAY

The funeral for Bill Perkins will be Monday. As for the time etc. that information has not been provided yet, I will post when I know. I do know that we will be needing salads and desserts.

Tuesday, May 8

R.I.P. BILL PERKINS

Bill Perkins passed away at approximately 8:30 this morning. He will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with Barb and the family. There is no word yet on the funeral arrangements, I will post the information when it becomes available.

Monday, May 7

FIRE TRAINING TOMORROW NIGHT!

Sunday, May 6

MOTORHOME FIRE SUNDAY AFTERNOON




About 1:00PM  Sunday afternoon, the engine in this motor home started on fire north of Ola on Second Fork.  Both Ola and Sweet fire departments responded. It would appear that the motor home is a total loss.

Saturday, May 5

FRACTURED FAIRY TALES....




...was this year's May Day program put on by the children at the Ola Elementary School.  What is a fractured fairy tale?  In fractured fairy tales, the original is changed in some way, whether it be point of view, plot, character(s), sequel, setting or combining of tales.  The program was absolutely delightful.  It was apparent that the children really enjoyed their parts in the program!

Thursday, May 3

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS....

Thoughts and prayers for John Miller.  John was admitted into Walter Knox Memorial Hospital Monday and today was transferred to St. Al's in Boise.  He is expected to have surgery either tonight or in the morning for a bowel obstruction.

**UPDATE**After 7 hours of surgery yesterday, John is doing much better.  He will remain in the hospital for a few more days.

IMPORTANCE OF LIFE FLIGHT INSURANCE

As you know life can change in a second.  This weekend we had two accidents close to Ola.  In both cases an air ambulance was called to transport the injured.  I do not know if either men had Life Flight Insurance, I do know that if they did not their cost of transport was very high.  Not only do they have the recovery of their injuries to worry about but the financial burden if they were not insured.  A yearly membership for Air St. Luke's is $60.00 and Life Flight is $60.00.  As Marvin and I found out a couple of years ago, it's worth every penny!  If you haven't already, click on either one and sign up today!

Wednesday, May 2

MISSING GOAT!!

The Miller's are missing their goat. If you happen to see a goat wandering, give me a call and I'll try to catch it. Kim--584-9030 This goat could be anywhere, but most likely High Valley Road/Timber Flat area.

MAY DAY PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY-7:00PM

SAGE CREEK BAND AT THE OLA INN THIS SATURDAY NIGHT-6:00PM

The Sage Creek Bank will be playing this Saturday night at the Ola Inn at 6:00PM.  The Sage Creek Band will be at the Ola Inn the first Saturday of every month through November.  There's no better way to spend your Saturday evening then having dinner with friends and listening to a great band  in beautiful Ola, Idaho.

Tuesday, May 1

3rd Annual Charity Auction and Fundraiser
Saturday, May 19th
5:30PM-9:30PM
Toadstool Grill
115 N. Hayes
Emmett, ID
$25.00 per person
This year's event will include a sit down dinner of Salad, Chicken Alfredo, non-alcoholic drinks and cheesecake.  Entertainment will be provided by Kipp Sherry and Jim Patton.  There are lots of live auction items as well as silent auction items.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 869-8676, Jim Bier-584-3204 or Bev Martin-584-3494.